Lolo confident ahead of league opener

Akwa United midfielder Lolo Christopher is confident that they are ready for their opening Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter against Enugu Rangers on Sunday.

The Uyo-based outfit have bolstered their squad for the new season with no less than 16 new signings and Lolo believes that they are ready for Gbenga Ogunbote’s men.

“We are ready to play and, most importantly, we are all willing to work hard for the team,” he told

“If our preparations are anything to go by. I can confidently say: Yes, we are ready to play in our first game of the season.

“At this stage we will rely on our strength more than anything.

On a personal note, the skilful midfielder said that he is hoping to improve on the appearances he made in all competitions last season.

“I didn’t have a convincing campaign last season. But that is water under the bridge now. This time I am prepared to fight for my place in the line-up. Important for me is to make a contribution for the team. We want to lift trophies this season,” he added.

“The new players have gelled nicely in the team. Also, we are working very well with the technical team members.

“We are mentally and physically ready. The supporters must just know that we aim at making them happy this season.”

The NPFL week one clash will take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

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